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MPP Michael Mantha media statement: International Earth Day: April 22nd, 2019

ELLIOT LAKE – Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha says, “Every day the news we read and hear focuses a great deal on peoples’ differences. But thankfully we set aside one day a year to focus on something that all of us … Continue reading

Make Ahead Salad

Recipe This salad is meant to be made ahead of time which is perfect for the holidays, potlucks or dinner parties, because you aren’t rushing around to make it at the last minute. It’s full of flavour, and because you … Continue reading

“Ontario–A Place To Grow” What?!? My Ideas Were Better!

Right about now premier Doug Ford is revealing his much-anticipated new license plate slogan for Ontario’s passenger vehicles. It’s a given that the new tagline for commercial vehicles will be: “Ontario – Open for Business.” I’m anxious to see how … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha media statement: Ontario Coaches Week

ELLIOT LAKE – Since 2015, the second week in April in Ontario is recognized as Ontario Coaches Week. This special awareness week provides us with an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the life-long, positive impact that these noble volunteers can … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha media statement: National Volunteer Week: April 7-13, 2019

ELLIOT LAKE – Each year Canadians sets aside the third week in April to recognize the incredible contribution that volunteers make to the success of our nation. Many people are surprised to learn that the roots of Volunteer Week go … Continue reading

Mice That Sing Better Than We Speak!

On the forest floor high up in the mountains of Central America, scientists have discovered singing mice. Yeah, mice that sing like they’re on Central America’s Got Talent. Apparently they were performing at a club called Cheesy’s on Brie when … Continue reading

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe Easter is on its way and I am starting to plan out my menu. My son made a stove-top macaroni and cheese last year that was really delicious and loved by everyone, but it was a lot of constant … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column 190405

You know those sci-fi movies and television programs in which the story revolves around a portal adjoining two worlds. Often the plot is based on the idea that whatever the main character does in one world has some sort of … Continue reading

No Bake Brownie Cheesecake

Recipe In last week’s column I shared a recipe with you for WOW Brownies; one of the best brownies I’ve ever tasted! This week’s cheesecake recipe uses that brownie as its base, but I’m sure if you have a favourite … Continue reading

Never Go Rhyming With A Cowboy Poet!

My friend, Doris Daley, from Calgary, became the first Canadian ever to win the highest honour in poetry from the Academy of Western Artists in Texas. For her body of work as a cowboy poet, Doris was awarded the Will … Continue reading